Artwork for These Trees Are Made of Blood
Artwork for These Trees Are Made of Blood

These Trees Are Made of Blood, a new play about Argentina's Dirty War, will play at Southwark Playhouse from 18 March to 11 April 2015.

The show is written by Paul Jenkins from an original concept by Amy Draper, and features music and lyrics by Darren Clark.

Set in a Buenos Aires cabaret club before, during and after the war, the show "tells the story of one mother's search for her daughter, and a nation's search for answers".

The immersive production will "weave together theatre, videography, cabaret and original live music, this new piece of political theatre promises to be an unforgettable audience experience."

It is estimated that more than 30,000 citizens were kidnapped during the military dictatorship from 1976 to 1983, with most of the victims never being found.

The cast features Val Jones as Gloria, a mother in search of her 'disappeared' daughter, with Charlotte Worthing as her daughter Ana and Greg Barnett as The General.

The cast also features actor-musicians Anne-Marie Piazza, Eilon Morris and Rachel Dawson, cabaret artist Alexander Luttley and illusionist Neil Kelso. There will also be an "additional cabaret artist" at every performance, alternating each night from a collective of cabaret acts, to be announced.

These Trees Are Made of Blood is directed by Amy Draper, with design by Georgia Lowe, lighting by Sherry Coenen, sound by David Gregory and videography by Wayne Eagles.